“Every time I’ve helped someone with their grief, my own grief diminishes” ~Mark Sanders
My chat with Mark Sanders, LCSW, CADC, is more than just a conversation; it’s a full-blown appreciation situation. If you’re in the field of addiction in Chicago, you know Mark as an inspiring speaker and thoughtful mentor.
I envy those of you “meeting” him for the first time here, on the pod; Mark makes memorable first impressions. He’s got stories to tell, naturally, as an author who’s contributed pieces to the famed Chicken Soup for the Soul series. He has ideas to share about social justice, policing, and community connection, as befits someone who’s spent his entire career at the intersection of addiction and mental health.
Beyond all of the above reasons to love Mark, he’s also a bona fine wounded healer. He survived intense generational trauma in addition to the nationwide strife that rocked the 1960s.
Now he wants to heal on the macro level, with his brilliantly designed plan to reduce police shootings at the hiring stage. By proactively incorporating unconscious bias and ACEs testing, Mark thinks policing could be revolutionized, not further weaponized.
He’s just the guy to do it, too. Listen in; you’ll see.
Mark Sanders, LCSW, CADC is an international speaker in the behavioral health field. He is the author of 5 books and has had two stories published in the New York Times Best Selling Book Series Chicken Soup for the Soul.
We’ve compiled a few links to resources specifically supporting the BIPOC community:
- Support Black healers (and former CWH guests):
- Mishara Winston – https://www.patreon.com/toindywithlove
- Da’Jonese Turner – https://checkout.square.site/buy/VLE4766FDVMHBYABXZPZ6QOS
- VersAnnette Blackman – https://www.mysoulrevival.com/about
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